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Jan 4, 2014 6:00pm EST
to give them a call. more problems for the national security agency. why the nsa is at the center of a lawsuit being filed by u.s. senator. president obama appears to wrap up his holiday in hawaii. the requesting made to congress during his weekly address. find out >> president obama and his family will return to the white house. he asked for the extension of unemployment benefits for more than one million americans. another big issue the president will have to face is the temporary stay of a contraception coverage requirement in the affordable care act. wantsky senator ron paul the national security agency to stop snooping on americans. he plans to file a class-action lawsuit against the agency. he is urging americans to join him. aul says the suit would send message to the government it cannot access e-mails and phone calls without permission or a search warrant. the outgoing virginia attorney general will represent paul in the suit. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east tonight and reporting some progress on peace talks. he met with reporters after holding talks w
Jan 1, 2014 8:00am PST
exposed how the national security agency amid the nsa, built a worldwide surveillance apparatus while chelsea manning wasn't it said 35 years in jail for leakin your secret documents -- was sentenced to 35 years in jail for leaking secret documents. pope francis warned about the journey of unfettered capitalism. tens of thousands were killed in syria. the philippines was devastated by typhoon haiyan. the supreme court struck down part of the voting rights act all over turning the defense of marriage act to charge recognition of same-sex marriage. george zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of trayvon martin. the u.s. government was shut down for 16 days while congress failed to pass conference of immigration reform or any true gun control measures. u.s. war in afghanistan entered its 13th year while over a thousand siblings were killed in iraq in the deadliest year there since 2008. the drone war continued. we will spend the are looking back at 2013. we begin with resident obama's inauguration. ask our journey is not complete until our wives, mothers and owners can earn a living equ
Jan 4, 2014 11:00pm EST
requirement in the affordable care act. ron paul says that he wants the national security agency to stops eying on american citizens without permission. class-actionile a lawsuit against the obama administration. he wants other americans to join him. he says that anybody with a cell phone could join the suit. ken cuccinelli will represent paul in this case. john kerry is trying to broker a peace deal in the middle east. he had talks with the palestinian president and netanyahu. there has been progress in the talks. the most difficult disputes between the two sides remain. >> the parties can have confidence that they know what is happening. is trying to work out an agreement that would establish a palestinian state alongside israel. he said that the talks have entered an intense phase. new york could become the 21st state to allow the use of medical marijuana. the governor will announce his plan in the state of the state speech on wednesday. plans to use his administrative powers to allow a limited number of hospitals to dispense marijuana. this would be an about-face for cuomo. the u.s. c
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 7:30pm EST
embarrassed and unwilling to defend the national security agency. is that because what the agency had been up to is simply indefensible? what do you think is motivating the president? >> i actually think it's more deseeded in his personality. he's not one to have people see deep into his personality. he likes his secrets. he prefers to be a private person. and in this case, i think he was quite happy to receive secrets about other leaders. but to be exposed as having engaged in this activity is really personally embarrassing to him. it strips away some secrecy that he valued. so i think it's more personal than ideologi ideological. it's lard for me to believe that he didn't know there was intelligence going on with the leaders he was meeting with. but it's pretty embarrassing having that on the front page of the newspaper. >> president obama did say, in the early days of the first revelations of the guardian, that he welcomed debate on surveillance in america in 2013. do you think he really meant that? >> no. >> stewart baker, great to talk to you today. >> great to talk to you. >> you've lis
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 11:30am EST
every classified program that the national security agency has operated. there is a problem and there should be prosecution of people who leak for political reasons. this administration that is been remarkably aggressive in pursuing leaks that were put forward for political reasons. but i don't think that there's any equivalence between that and what snowden and manning has done. >> another thing you wrote on your blog was, the united states can't stop gathering intelligence without running the risk of terrible surprises so it won't. now, no one is suggesting a full stop to u.s. intelligence gathering, just to stop it when it goes too far. as you frame it, either we do it or we don't do it. but there's got to be a plild ground where enough intelligence can be gathered to protect americans without knowing where every e-mail is going or every cell phone call is made. is it really all or nothing in your view? is that really how you see it? >> i'm pretty skeptical that you can decide in advance when you've got enough intelligence and when you don't. obviously, you made reference
Jan 4, 2014 7:00pm EST
the knowledge of secretary rumsfeld that the national security agency and the national geo-spatial agency, at the very least, the two factories of intelligence. we know nsa well through the constant revolutions in the newspaper. they argued that the dni would be indeed feckless unless they had authority, direction, and control over the massive intelligence agencies that resided in the department of defense. the two individuals who argued for this bureaucratic position are the current director of national intelligence today, jim clapper. and the future cia director general michael hayden. at time they were -- it was quite an incredible position they would advocate of actual moving their bureaucracy out of the department of defense. the set up, of course, the infamous lunch in washington when secretary results field learned of the efforts to advocate around town on behalf of a more muscular dner. a dni that control the intelligence agencies and he invited them to lunch at the pentagon and to hear him retell the story. he staid look like peace talk between north and south korea as they sit o
Jan 5, 2014 6:30am EST
nsa, that's national security agency, contractor who seven monthsing a leaked reames of information about nsa's surveillance programs to the press, and by proxy to the world. mr. snowden fled the u.s., first to hong kong, then to moscow where he has temporary asylum. the u.s. government has charged mr. snowden with espionage and theft. this past thursday the new york times described mr. snowden as a whistleblower, not a criminal. "considering the enormous value of information he has revealed mr. snowden deserves better than a life of permanent exile fear and flight. he may have committed a crime to do so but he has done his country a great service. it is time for the united states to offer mr. snowden a plea bargain or some form of clemency that would allow limb to return home. they would at least substantially reduce punishment in light of his role as a whistleblower and a life advocating for greater privacy and far stronger oversight of the intelligence community. the new york times takes the nsa to task with details of its abuses and shaky legal reasoning and concludes "when some
Dec 30, 2013 8:00am PST
upheld the national security agency's ball collection of u.s. telephone data just days after a separate court reached an opposite opinion. friday, district judge william polley dismissed a lawsuit from the american civil liberties union challenging the nsa's mass collection of u.s. phone records. he said telephone metadata could have potentially prevented the 9/11 attacks by alerting the government to hijackers who made phone calls from the united states. the issue will likely head to the supreme court. polly's ruling comes less than two weeks after another federal judge questioned the program's constitutionality and described the bulk collection as almost orwellian. the german publication der spiegel has revealed new details about a secretive hacking unit inside the nsa call the office of tailored access operations, or tao. the unit was created in 1997 to hack into global communications traffic. hackers inside the tao have developed a way to break into computers running microsoft windows by gaining passive access to machines when users report program crashes to microsoft. with help fro
Dec 31, 2013 10:00pm PST
security agency was using iphones as a surveillance device, apple said today it didn't know about it. sharon chin on the program that could reportedly give the government complete access to the popular smart phone that is owned by millions. >> imagine your iphone, a tool for the nsa. using a software program implanted in the phone, they can control it remotely to steal messages, harvest contact informs and secretly record audio. tech analyst, rob enderly. >> they placed an application inside the iphone during its assembly and configuration and that program allowed them to access the phone. >> it did not cooperate with the nsa and had no idea the surveillance program existed, reportedly as far back as 2008. a cyber security researcher exposed the program in a german news magazine and the iphone is an easy target for nsa hackers because apple mountains consistency in its products. >> really don't change it very much. over time, that allowed an application to stay in place and function much longer than it would some place else. >> it would continue to defend its customers from hack
Dec 30, 2013 4:00am PST
-old antarctic mission. >>> new reports that describe the national security agency's secret weapon claims to have internal nsa documents that detail the agent's elite hacking unit known as tailored access operations or t.a.o. tasked with the mission of getting the ungettable. and sometimes did that by physically intercepting packages with nsa bugs and electronics. the der spiegel report continues with james bond-like gadgets including cables that can record strokes and strips that can send information back to the nsa. the tao has gathered some of the most significant intelligence our country has ever seen. >>> the reported source of those documents is nsa leaker edward snowden. and some members of congress say they aren't impressed with his recent publicity blitz. >> you know, he has kindled an important public debate. but, frankly, i think it came from a mixture of motivations on his part. and i think he should have stayed in the united states and been willing to stand up for his beliefs if that's what motivated him. >> he stole american classified documents that because of their release jeopard
Jan 2, 2014 11:00am PST
for national security agency leaker edward snowden. the in the not and guardian published editorials backing the decision to go public saying that the 30-year-old may have commit add crime but has done the country a great service. both newspapers are calling on president obama to help bring edward snowden home to face reduced charges. the former n.s.a. contractor employee is living and working in russia and faces spying charges in the united states for the disclosure of top secret government documents. >> >> passengers of a ship have been we evacuated by helicopter, finally, after a week of getting stuck in anarctica sea ice. we have video posted on social media by the passenger and the airlift began at 1:00 o'clock this morning our time when the first of 52 scientists and tourists were safely airlifted to a chinese ice breaker called the snow dragon and then trusted to another ship that gets them home mid-january. all 22 crew members will. on door enduring fog, blinding wind and strong winds. >> what a contrast to our weather. >> we are looking for rain. >> east of us all the time, and good
Dec 31, 2013 2:00pm PST
. as a computer expert and contracted to the u.s. national security agency, he says his criticism well on the years -- on deaf ears. >> over time, that awareness of wrongdoing builds up, and you feel compelled to talk about it, and the more you talk about it, the more you are ignored. >> snowden did see it as a problem and decided to go public. >> edward snowden has done us a very great service. we must be grateful to him. the issue is the right to privacy and the individual's right to control the dissemination of personal information. >> a german green party lawmaker may be grateful. many other politicians are not. in october, he visited snowden in moscow, where he has been given asylum by the russian government. >> he indicated that he knows a lot more about the documents that have been in his possession, though he no longer has them, and that he could say a lot about them. he has an endless supply of knowledge that should be available to us as we shed light on these matters, because we cannot expect any help from the nsa. >> the bugging of german chancellor angela merkel's cell phon
Jan 1, 2014 2:30pm PST
washington's allies. brazilians are furious over allegations that the national security agency eavesdropping on petrobras, possibly for financial gain. how far is washington willing to go to further its strategic interests? >> beyond business on "france 24" and >> this week on "down to earth," scavengers. their only source of wealth is waste. >> we are recycling the garbage we receive. >> the authorities turn a blind eye to these communities. here, there would be rubbish rotting everywhere in the city. wouldn't be happy. >> when the authorities tried to replace them with modern systems, the western models failed. way. have to pave the >> this week, we are down to earth in egypt. this neighborhood is one of the filthiest places i have ever been. the sour stench of thousands of .ons of rubbish is suffocating this is home to a community that recycling so adept at waste, it rivals the most modern systems in the world. they take their name from an arabic word for "rubbish." they arrived here from upper egypt to work in what is now known as garbage city. this is one of their leaders.
Jan 2, 2014 6:30pm PST
." >> as we recently learned, the us national security agency, or nsa, can hack into pretty much any mobile phone call or transaction. and who says it's only the nsa? some 100,000 attacks occur in germany every day. we know of a man who used to launch such attacks. but he's since switched sides and now offers his services to fend off hackers. meet mathias ungetum, who's invited us to look around his high-tech global living room. my name is matthias ungethÜm and i live here in geringswalde, in central saxony. and i really like it here, because it's very quiet. i'm a penetration tester. at first that sounds funny to most people, but all it means is that i evaluate systems to find their weak points. by now almost everyone who cares about their data wants to protect it, and that's why i'm here. if i get a job that requires me to go see a client, i get up and leave home early. but usually i can work from home. that means whenever i wake up, i just sit down at my computer and get started. and this thing here, is a hard drive that was found once when my house was searched. i'd basically committed
Jan 5, 2014 7:00pm PST
that the national security agency to eavesdrop on the progress of the country's economic powerhouses. possibly for financial gain. just before washington willing to go to further its strategic interests. beyond buisness on fostering care of us went to the prom. you warm. we all can see this day with light to hang up a new cabins at penang for a new leaf which is why waiting to have one last link back to the cinema six highlights it and keep the team. instead he's special will be peace and consigned to the getting lost is thanks to the passionate winning film it is his cabinet is in the postseason many feeds and cheney in the cda is on cinema can see in the senate thousand hits and three. i'd guess at least a thousand as offenses he and rightly so easily by scientific destination with many cats of minutes it took about one of these wonderful things happened to see enhanced out leaflets many people's film of the anchor of the city. he is a perfect just about perfect melding of emotional storytelling and technical expertise he gives us the chance to feel like we are in fact were ruined in outer s
Dec 29, 2013 5:30pm PST
, and if any appeals court strikes down a major national security agency program, the supreme court's very likely to take it, but there's another scenario, too, which is that the washington decision striking down the program starts to look like an outlier and if all the appeals courts say, no, it's okay, maybe the supreme court stays out of it. >> and the supreme court is likely to do what in terms of they are very, very cautious about challenging previous decisions that they've made. >> that's true, although just in 2012 in a case involving gps devices, five different justices, albeit in concurring opinions, expressed hesitation about this old rule, saying that new technology might require re-examination of the idea that merely because third parties know our data, we lose an expectation of privacy in it. >> if this issue does make it to the supreme court, is there any indication how the justices would break? is this a liberal versus a conservative issue? >> if you look at it through the lens of national security, the answer would be yes. if you look through the lens of fourth amendment mo
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2013 10:00pm EST
just how extensive the national security agency spying really is. they reportedly spent years spying on online gamers, including those playing world of warcraft. on xbox live. the outrage. obamacare architect ezekiel emanuel said young people haven't signed up for coverage because the obama administration hasn't sufficiently promoted it. my next guest says that he could not rate a greater piece of fiction in the obamacare narrative. we are joined by best-selling conservative author brd the thor. his latest book is called hidden order and it's great to have you with us. >> what it is saying is that obamacare works if you are rich. you will have access to the health care system unless you're rich, which is the bottom line, which is a stunner coming from this. lou: the idea of that cedars-sinai in los angeles, but these hospitals would be -- this is just such tough stuff. and some premiums are lower than anticipated, which means we don't understand how highly expected them to be. and this is a very difficult thing for people who thought that obamacare would amount to something. >> i hav
Dec 31, 2013 8:00pm PST
contractor adverts known and in the national security agency twenty thirteen will forevermore the year that snowden unleashed massive amounts of information regarding the nsa is controversial surveillance programs. all with the hope of initiating a very important debate in this country. rt political commentators and zack's takes a look back on the year of snowdon. june fifth a bombshell report the gardens glenn greenwald has secret documents revealing of the nsa is clicking the phone records of millions of verizon customers. today's liturgy and seven the washington post martin jol been working with filmmaker more portraits. it follows up with another cute story. three top secret program known as president the us is also deeply into the internet data repositories at major tech companies in a scissor billing both our telephone and internet communications on a scale unimaginable before this directly contradicts the claim eight months earlier under oath by the director of national intelligence. james clap or does the nsa collecting any type of data at all. and millions or hundreds of milli
Jan 2, 2014 8:00pm PST
stone and little in top of the national security agency's secret surveillance program. and the revelation show the nsa has reached expanded to meet your company's world leader in the american senate and it's his first comments about the leaks. this is what obama had to say. by sifting through this so called mega data. they may identify potential leads. with respect to folks who might engage in terror. this does not apply to us citizens and does not apply to people living in the united states the friends of the program even had come under fire in the court system. in the white house's own review panel has alienated privacy and civil liberties advocates so what do my routine this year in disaster. after years of crisis and syria has worsened. most americans can agree on one thing. a us led war in theory i would not be the answer. in fact according to reuters. it's this cold from august of twenty thirteen and nine per cent of respondents were in favor of the intervening militarily in the country. but despite the overwhelming opinion president obama remains static fast i
Jan 3, 2014 8:00pm PST
about the national security agency just moments ago we learned that the foreign intelligence surveillance court finds a court approved the obama administration's application to renew the full collection of telephone data data for another ninety days. this will give the administration time to consider those recommendations that were made by l white house appointed panel on health reform at the nsa. this is the first turn you on since the court rulings were handed down of two conflicting judge is dealing with the constitutionality of this collection program. also out today in the justice department filed an appeal against u s district court judge richard leon was rolling and phone records might be likely unconstitutional. appointing them anyway. another development this week on thursday we learned that the nsa is well on its way to developing a quantum a supercomputer is incredibly intricate system has eluded researchers for years due to its complexity and its fragility. the nsa six seats a work in quantum computer when i opened the door to easily breaking the strongest impress
Jan 5, 2014 7:30am PST
of the national security agency spying and takes. i was also reported that the agency bonds commuters from the moment they can empty the internet and if any are trying to find somehow resist wholesale surveillance are apparently specializes the teams ready to pack it manually journalist david seaman believes global tech companies to gear up for a massive backlash. my understanding of that is that this is extremely widespread but is not so much the company is cooperating with the nsa as it is the nsa pouring tremendous amounts of money and talent into developing these acts were talking about complete orwellian control of innocent people's phones and innocent people's computers and laptops and i think that it undermines the basic faith and confidence in american tech companies this can lead to a massive loss of revenue technology has the power to lift all the subs provide more innovation in transparency than ever before in human history. and that's the path that the internet was already on the cd explosion in online media there but he has a voice that opinion in this global society but the n
Jan 5, 2014 5:00pm PST
the national security agency infiltrate smart phones laptops other gizmos to irrevocably the change people's attitude towards technology when sin is a disturbing new trend of cutting the us is in the tigers' victory punching people unconscious just fall up aheareported how frightened citens fun protect themselves the eye tune in. he gazed at the makeup without a plan that although the efft that on the deal saying i am the traffic light thingy. it really helped me to do with them. only twenty fourteen olympics. what's this place running. and why is it so special. as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the game shaping the city's present and future. what an all star team will win you get the bomb every part of the recall the saudi wing of he mountain and stopped yet beyond the olympics. one might say. today on rte the new. the road. the in two weeks to make you start a trend that many of funding alarming wild government insists the crisis is going to end this to be losing support to fall right opposition movements. he's peed all over. from the dl and earth than the normal
Dec 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
security agency is his collection boom microphone you can rest easy that losses are nothing compared to what we do today. till then revealed that a secret court rubber stamps warrants for telecommunication companies to hand out the duty of new use of their customers. he also leads the programs that the government uses to track virtually anything anybody dies on the internet and also store that information. and he showed how the us government had lied about that surveillance. does the nsa to collect any type of data at all. and millions or hundr americans. no storm. while most americans think that was held in the us government acted as a spy and a traitor united states government classifies. it's evidence of its own criminal misconduct it's its violations of the bill of rights. we're doing is advocating totalitarian procedures which is gathering information about all the individuals in the world. the foreign intelligence contractor is now in but knowing for certain that he'd go to jail should be returned to the us like bradley and now chelsea manning who was sentenced to thirty five
Dec 29, 2013 8:00pm PST
security agency is collecting millions of us phone records daily and it seems that that data from some of the world's biggest internet companies isn't out of the essays read either british and german intelligence apparently helped us gather all of this data. and even told us his allies with the eu states that didn't stop america from wiretapping european leaders either. i love american government and businesses were also under the watchful eye of the nsa us intelligence actually seems to have most of the globe cover. snowden revealed that the tap beer straight from the fiber optic cake balls which carry most of the world's online traffic former c i a officer ray mcgovern thinks those of violating privacy should face justice and not the lakers. i am delighted to hear that it snowed in on his desk in honolulu had a copy of the constitution united states. all dog years because he used it to argue with this is a patriot spirit of the state as to whether what they were doing was illegal weather was constitutional the question should be why those who are aided and abetted this know whether t
Jan 2, 2014 4:00am PST
with the national security agency in monitoring internet users' activities. skype says no user information was compromise. >>> that wasn't the case for snapchat, where hackers posted online the i.d.s and partial phone numbers for 4.5 million users. the online photo sharing site admitted it had a security flaw. with snapchat, users can send photos and videos that disappear shortly after they're viewed. so popular with kids that facebook wanted to buy it for $3 billion. >>> chrysler's days as an independent automaker are numbers. fiat has struck a deal with an auto union trust fund to buy the 51% of chrysler it doesn't already own. the price is $4.3 billion. the automaker got control of chrysler during its bankruptcy reorganization five years ago. >>> on this, the first business day of 2014, the u.s. financial markets are opening in record territory. the markets gained steam last month after the federal reserve announced it was easing out of its economic stimulus program. analysts expect the rally to continue. >>> and you don't have to be a louisiana state fan to celebrate the tigers' win in
Jan 3, 2014 4:00am PST
for clemency or a plea bargain for the man who has been revealing secrets about the national security agency. the paper says bringing surveillance abuses to light outweighs any damage he did. that was followed by a similar editorial in the british newspaper "the guardian." >>> here at home, a woman from texas is down on her luck is getting special thanks this morning to her secret santa. >> kathy johnson's eyesight has deteriorated rapidly over the past year. and now, she's almost blind. she's had to close her business, give her car up and move in with friends. but on christmas night, someone knocked on the door and left on the doorstep some money. more than $400 in cash. >> it came at a time when i really needed it. and i just want to thank whoever did this. >> reporter: johnson says he had no idea who left it. but the money couldn't come at a better time to help her pay her medical bills. >> what an amazing gift. >>> it's time, now, for sports. and another upset in a college bowl game. >> and lebron james and the heat are headed west. here's our friends at espn with the highlights. >> good
Dec 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
the car have not yet been released. the cause is under investigation. >>> the national security agency was using iphones as a surveillance device, apple said today it didn't know about it. sharon chin on the program that could reportedly give the government complete access to the popular smart phone. >> imagine your i foin a tool for the nsa using a software program already planted in the smart phone, the federal agency can allegedly control it remotely to steal messages, harvest contact information and secretly record audio. tech analysts rob enderly. >> the proposal they placed an application inside the iphone during its assembly and configuration and that program then allowed them to access the phone. >> cupertino-based apple says it did not cooperate with the nsa and had no idea their surveillance program existed reportedly as far back as 2008. a sooir cyber security researcher exposed the program in a german news magazine. the iphone is an easy target for nsa hackers because apple maintains consistency in its products. >> they really don't change it very much over time and that al
Jan 5, 2014 8:30am PST
the national security agency. we'll ask the senate's top democrat, harry reid, who controlled much of the agenda on capitol hill. then we'll talk to key house republicans, new york's peter king and arizona's matt salmon. we'll have analysis from peg knee noonan of the wall street journal. david ignatious of the "washington post." david sanger of the nova scotia times and cbs news political director john dickerson. and in our flashback, how a cbs news crew went to havana to interview fidel castro for face the nation and got scooped by ed you will van. 60 years of news because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs good morning again before we get to senator reed a quick update on this bitter cold that has two-thirds of the country in its grip from the midwest to the northeast and good part of the south. this cold is expected to set record lows in many parts of the country, some of the coldest weather so far is in the st. paul, minneapolis and wcco reporter has the latest from there. >> bob, it is currently nine degrease below zero only expected to get worse. for the
Jan 5, 2014 5:00pm PST
think, john, that the president will though call for the national security agency to be reined in in some way? >> he will. at the end of the year, the balance has been struck and i'm confident there's been no abuses. but -- then he said because of the snowden releases and people's worries about this, reforms need to be put in place some are being considered, having all of this metadata, phone numbers, tracking be held by third party not by the government. the other is having some kind of advocate so if all of that information is in a box somewhere with a key that you have a tougher process for getting the key to get in to the box. that those are some safeguards to make sure this isn't abused but the president is not going to admit that it's abused. what will be interesting whether he tries to make a larger strategic argument where we are more than ten years after 9/11. >> schieffer: i want to thank all of you. we'll be back with a look back at one of the most notorious guests ever to appear in this 60 years of "face the nation." so you can see like right here i can just... you
Dec 30, 2013 2:00am PST
-old antarctic mission. >>> even if its waning days 2013 continues to prove a nightmare for the national security agency with new information on the government's organization's secret weapon coming to light. a german magazine claims to have internal documents that detail the agency's elite hacking unit known as tailored access operations, tao. the tao group is tasked with a mission of getting the ungettable and sometimes did that by physically intercepting packages did install nsa bugs in electronics. the der spiegel report continues detailing james bond-like gadgets including cables that can record keyboard strokes and usb sticks that use micro transmitters to send data back to the nsa. according to an intelligence official, the t.a.o. has gathered "some of the most significant intelligence our country has ever seen." >>> the purported source of those documents is nsa leaker edward snowden and some members of congress say they aren't impressed with his recent publicity blitz. >> you know, he has kindled an important public debate. but frankly, i think it came from a mixture of motivations on his
Jan 6, 2014 2:00am PST
security agency and the spy plan. how he might change that program has come under scrutiny both from democrats and republicans who think the government needs to scale this back. he's going to be giving a speech on that. the white house wants to deal with minimum wage issues and try to raise the minimum wage. the president will be working on his state of the union address for february. the president has a number of things he's going to get to. >> quickly, david, wanted to ask you about liz cheney abandoning her senate bid. a surprise when she announced she was going to run. now she's announcing she's dropping out. what happened? >> we can only speculate. she was having trouble getting traction but also with her own family. obvious lit the gay rights issue which she has not supported and her sister is guy. it would be the pressures from internally and the uphill battle she faced in the senate race forced her to decide to resign and not keep running. >> david nakimura with the washington post. happy new year. >> yeah, you too. >> coming up, bill karins and betty nguyen will join us with
Dec 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
security agency to hack the iphone. the company said it works to defend customers from security attacks and has never worked with the n.s.a. to weaken its devices. well known security expert told hacker conference in germany that the n.s.a. can use iphone to listen on conversations. >>> optical company is said to be getting ready to debut digital high definition prescription lenses for google glass. the ecompany, rochester optical is said to begin preorders on prescription lenses for good glass. google said it is not partnering with rochester optical. >>> 2013 will go down as a record setting year on wall street. trading was light today at the last day of the year. the s&p 500 ended the day with a new record. making 2013 its best since 1997. all three major indecks ended the day up. dow jones gained 72 points. it's been a good year on wall street. that means possibly a good year for you. >> reporter: many experts say the market simply catching up after the devastating losses during the recession. for many folks it boils down to one sue pearl -- sue pearlive -- >> i seen my 401k gain an
Jan 3, 2014 2:00pm PST
one thing that we heard from a security official at the national security agency, pretty top official over there said that he would be interested in some sort of amnesty for edward snowden in exchange for his data. does he have some of this still in his possession? would he be open to providing everything that he has back to the federal government in exchange for some sort of deal? >> as far as i know, he no longer possesses any data and has not had possession of any data since he left hong kong for russia. so that would not really pertain. however, i do think he has other things to bring to bear in the conversation that the government might want to initiate and they know how to find myself and ben weisner from the aclu if they want to start a conversation about amnesty or pardon. >> you said just a few moments ago you don't believe edward snowden has committed any crimes. i don't want to let that go unchallenged because there are a lot of people inside this country, as you know, and inside this administration, inside the obama administration, who passionately believe that edward snow
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 10:00pm EST
a household name. while working for the national security agency, and according to know dun there's nothing you do electronickicly that the ns ark doesn't know about. irk inform you aren't going anything wrong, you are being watched and the storage capable increasing every year, consistently by orders of magnitude. >> so david, a federal judge is now ruled or at least has shown that this may be unconstitutional. even the basic meta data what they have been doing getting all those records of phone calls. no one knows the amount documents he took, this could drag out. it is going to be an enormous story. >> no, at this point the administration can't do that, they have vilified him too much, but you know in relations with other countries, more court rulings, legislative battles inside the united states, this is a mass i story that is just going to continue. >> the question is how mass i? some people are said that he basically took the crown jewels of american intelligence, and could give them away? >> right, what is very interesting about this story is -- people are very offended and upset at
Al Jazeera America
Jan 3, 2014 8:00pm EST
the national security agency's phone data gathering. are government lawyers now asking an appeals court to overturn that ruling. at the same time, the nsa has been given the go-ahead to continue the program while the courts settle the issue. >>> israel cared out a -- carried out a missile test over the water today. nick shifd ri shifrin has more. >> missiles, short term missiles fired by militant in gaza and long range by government. new missile defense system that it tested today. it's called the aereo 3. the way it works is that it flies high, it flies fast and it tries to intercept those missiles way up in the atmosphere. the idea is if you intercept those missiles in the are atmosphere, the agents can't get down to earth and actually harm any of its intended targets. the aero 3 is partially u.s. funded and benjamin netanyahu thanked the u.s. for funding aero3. >> they are bad people iran that has a proxy that is fired against us. >> u.s. officials are now saying that hezbollah has used the cover of the syrian some t civil war to import into raburn. every corner of israel and also ta
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 1:00pm EST
a safe haven on the web. an era in which the u.s. national security agency has tapped into much of the communications of the world, the deeb weapon may be fulfilling one of our most unusual fears, but free speech on the internet. john hendren, cambridge, massachusetts. >> human rights workers say assaults against women are becoming increasingly brutal. and milking it, why the world's biggest milk producer, india, could soon be delivering around the world. >>> andrew's president, raul will be here with all the details on that. is and how the fallout could effect the safety of americans >> are dangerous amounts of radioactive water, leaking into the pacific eververyday? >> join america tonight's michael okwu for an exclusive four part series, as we return to fukushima only on al jazeera america >> no doubt about it, innovation changes our lives. opening doors ... opening possibilities. taking the impossible from lab ... to life. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life.
FOX News
Dec 30, 2013 2:00pm PST
think i'll keep off of obamacare, the biggest and under rated reporting was the national security agency spying on americans. that has a precedent for the future and it is extremely dangerous and unconstitutional and it will be tested in courts and we'll find out. >> you have been strong on that story. >> bob, big surprise. i'm going with obamacare. it was the top story this year by a landslide. when the president lies to the american people and the rollout is a disaster, it was october, november, december, you are still seeing it blow up in people's faces, i think it blows everything else out of the water. i hate to see it because people don't have health insurance and you want them to have health insurance but it is the top story of the year. >> and do you expect it will trend in 2014. >> i do. i think there will still be fallout as people go to the hospital or the doctor and find out, whoa, i don't have insurance. >> what else do we have about obamacare. >> i want to get dana in. what do you think? >> i think obamacare will be jessie's choice next year because all of the things that a
FOX News
Jan 4, 2014 9:00am PST
a class action lawsuit against the obama administration and the national security agency's spying practices. the first of its kind, paul says the question is whether you can have a single warrant apply to millions of people. here's more on this story. >> uma, senator paul, the republican from kentucky, is putting together now an experienced legal team that includes the former virginia attorney general and basically he's hoping to cut secret courts out of the equation to let the supreme court decide, out in the open, once and for all, if it is constitutional to monitor all americans. >> about six months ago we began this call. we now have several hundred thousand people who want to be part of this suit to say to the government and to the nsa, no, you can't have our records without our permission or without a warrant specific to an individual. so it's kind of an unusual class action suit in the sense that we think everybody in america who has a cell phone would be eligible for this class action suit. >> so that's what senator paul is saying. across the political spectrum, independen
Dec 30, 2013 11:00pm PST
for what will happen in the house of representatives. >>> the national security agency is hacking into computers too. a unit at the nsa intercepts computer deliveries, exploits hardware vulnerabilities, and has hijacked microsoft's system. he cites nsa documents, but doesn't say how it got the information. >>> russia is increasing security at train stations and other places following a second deadly bombing in as many days. reporter amy kellogg says this is all happening with the winter olympics just a month away. >> reporter: two terrorist attacks in 24 hours in the southern russian city once known as stalingrad, now known as volgograd. 17 people were killed. >> because the sh ran nell was identical in both explosive devices, this confirms to investigators the two terror attacks were connected. in all likelihood, they could have been prepared in the same place. >> reporter: the group has threatened to do as much as possible to derail the winter olympics in sochi, just a few hundred miles from where russian's islamist radicals emanate. >> the risk of successful attacks around soch
Jan 5, 2014 7:30am PST
to obamacare and what about the national security agency. we'll ask the senate's top
Dec 30, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >> shocked, shocked i say. you mean to tell me the national security agency had the power to spy on whomever they pleased and may have taken advantage of that power? they went on record to deny president obama knew about the surveillance operation involving chancellor merkel. is that supposed to make us feel better? not so much. >> i've got a hot scoop from out here in seattle, my flight arrived on time out of jfk. >> congratulations. >> can we get a banner? breaking. [ laughter ] >> we got the banner out for you. a plus control room. >> amazing. >> ari to seattle time. it's like we're a news channel. oh, hey, sorry, i didn't notice you. i've just been leafing through this book "double down" filled with leaks about other leaks and reminds me more of high school gossip than serious reporting. my family expected to be picked apart. but as someone who was there every step of the way, there was very little even worth responding to. very little based in reality. most based in conjecture and self-promotion. >> can you feel the excitement? we even have the fancy election music for you. >> luke, i u
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